Our great room really heats up in the evenings whenever the sun starts to set.
Whoever built our house really wasn’t thinking when they aimed the huge picture window in the living room to the west.
Now, every time the sun starts to set, the evening sun streams in and that whole room starts heating up like crazy. It’s not that bad during the winter, but we do have to turn the heating system down in the afternoons because the house gets to be a little bit too toasty for most people to stand. We always have to turn the gas lock fireplace off in the afternoon because it gets too hot in that room. I think the last time I checked, the temperature in the room got to be up to 82 degrees during the evening when the sun was streaming at. Don’t even get me started on how bad it is during the summer time, though! You would not believe how terribly hot it gets to be in the great room during the summer. The air conditioning system that we have in the house does not even begin to touch it. You would think that we did not even have central air conditioning in the house, because that room starts heating up in the afternoon and it doesn’t cool off until after the sun goes down! I actually think we’re really going to have to do something about it. It’s really a nuisance, and I guess we’re just going to have to call our local HVAC company to see if they have any advice for us.